Family Style Dinner tonight at Iraila

Iraila monthly family style dinner: This Month’s FS Dinner will be a Middle Eastern Feast on September 29th at 6:30. For $26 per person (drinks not included), you can feast on… Naaz khatoon (eggplant in pomegranate juice) Samboosak bel-koorat (leek pies) Kushari (Egyptian lentils with rice,pasta and carmelized onions) Fakhda bil forn (roast leg of … Read more

Bring on the hearty food

Yesterday our first hard rain of the season fell, and the pellet and wood stoves were both cranking heat. This weekend will be full of rain and cool air — and for us, that means it’s time to get out the recipes for hearty food. Stews, soups, breads, pastas with thick sauces — accompanied by … Read more

Growing swiss chard in winter

Jodie recently planted a bunch of winter crops. Our arugula, which we’d let go to seed, also proliferated over a great deal of the garden. And swiss chard may be another crop for us to consider: In My Kitchen Garden. Variety is good for the garden and the tastebuds, but if I were allowed to … Read more

Pay only for what you use with NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Web Hosting

For starters, if you aren’t using RetailMeNot to help you find coupons and savings when shopping online, you should. The Babble Out can also be useful for tips on saving when shopping online. That said, go all the way to the bottom of their site, and you’ll find a link to their host — NearlyFreeSpeech.NET … Read more

Top 10 vehicles driven in Eugene

As compiled by Murky Research (the folks who handle stats and research for Car Talk on NPR), the top 10 vehicles driven in Eugene are… Subaru Legacy Subaru Outback Subaru Forrester VW bus Volvo sedan Volvo wagon Mercedes, diesel Mercedes, biodiesel Pickup truck Minivan

Department of Revenue: Personal Income Tax Kicker Information

Stay with me — Oregon income tax payers are actually going to get some money back. There are lots of reasons behind the refund, or kicker, which are far beyond my wee brain, but the main thing is taxpayers will be getting some dosh come, say, November or December. Get more info, and an estimate … Read more

Food roundup

From a hot sauce that needs to come to our kitchen, to suggestions for all that basil (personally, I’m ready to fire up some pesto and make some fiery curry): Review: Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer Hot Sauce (Authentic Mexican Hot Sauce) | Hot Sauce Blog In My Kitchen Garden – Don’t Cut Your … Read more

A Trader Joe’s should take over the old River Road Safeway location

How about a Trader Joe’s in River Road/Santa Clara?With the closing of the River Road-area Safeway, I have a recommendation for the 24,000 sq.ft. empty space: fill it with a Trader Joe’s. Here’s why: Fill up your wine rack (with good wine) for $30 (we did). Great food, great booze, great prices (I’m not being … Read more

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